loves university life and “student addressed” films is a whole segment of its
own, in the entertainment industry! It’s sort of magnetic and certainly very
interesting to watch how a director or an actor narrate different topics that
certainly feel familiar to most students. Some films made history either for
being critically appraised or by becoming, with time, part of the pop culture.
just some of our picks, why not throw a watch-party movie night with your
friends and watch your own favorites!
Good Will Hunting (1997)
was aligned during this period for besties Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Damon
plays Will, a math genius that works as a janitor at MIT who manages to solve
an absurdly difficult math problem set by professor Lambeau. That’s when the
professor takes the initiative to introduce him to therapist Sean Maguire played
by Robin Williams. Williams’ stellar performance as Maguire won him an Academy
Award for Best Supporting Actor. The film also received an Oscar for best
original screenplay and if it wasn’t for “Titanic”, this would have ruled the
of how carefree, laugh-out-loud, “bubble-gummy” college comedies should look
like, “Clueless” set the bar for the genre so films such as “Mean Girls” would
come along. Alicia Silverstone is as-spoiled-as-it-gets Cher and she and her
friends are the crème de la crème of Beverly Hills Highschool graduates. When
she falls in love with ordinary guy Josh (Paul Rudd) who constantly mocks her
glittery lifestyle, things get hilarious!
The Social Network (2010)
Or else “How
Facebook was created”, the story follows Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse
Eisenberg), the obstacles he managed to overcome and the enemies he made along
the way to creating, what would later become, the platform that changed the way
we communicate forever.
American Pie (1999)
comedy that somehow managed to balance its raw portraying of growing up with a
lot of non-stop gut-busting comical situations the cast was being put through!
Its success led to the creation of a movie saga that included four sequels and
four movie spin-offs!
The perks of being a wallflower (2012)
Lerman portrays Charlie, an introvert geeky freshman whose senior friends
(along with them Sam, played by Emma Watson on one of her first after-Potter
attempts) help him in his coming of age. IMDB scores it high (8.0) and it has
never let us down to date!
So, is the
popcorn ready yet?